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SS Deutschland

Troop Ship




SS Deutschland Troop Ship

Service Data

In Service: 27 March 1924 to 3 May 1945

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Construction No:
Laid down:
Launched: 28 April 1923
Commissioned: 27 March 1924

Technical Data

Type: Troop Ship/Passenger liner
Class:

Displacement: 21,046
Length: 196.6 m
Beam: 22 m
Draft: 12.8 m
Propulsion: 8 × steam turbines
Propellers: 2
Speed: 20 knots
Range:
Crew: 422 men and officers 976 passengers
Armament:
Armour
Aircraft:
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:

Other: Troop Ships
Articles:

History



Career

1940
The troop ship SS Deutschland is taken over by the Kriegsmarine

3 May 1945
The troop ship SS Deutschland capsized and sinks after an RAF attack.

1948
The troop ship SS Deutschland is raised and broken up, and scrapped.

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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